Instagram has announced the addition of five new photo filters and an improved filter selection process that is more user-friendly. The app has added new filters for the first time in two years. Instagram now has a total of 25 filters through which users will be able to modify the color or contrast of the pictures taken by them. The new filters and features are available in the social networks latest application update on Google Play and Apple’s App Store for Android and iOS respectively.
Instagram announced that they launched new features in response to the changing users’ requirements. Announcing the new features, Instagram said, “In December 2012, we added Mayfair and Willow to the Instagram filter family—and a lot has happened in the last two years. Photography trends have evolved, and the capabilities of the camera on your phone have vastly improved. We’ve seen tremendous creativity within the community, not only in the moments they share, but in the time spent carefully composing and editing photos and videos to bring out emotions and make them beautiful.”
The company further elaborated, “Inspired by the photography, art, fashion and design of the global Instagram community, we’re releasing five new filters that we believe are our best yet. You’ll see the filters at the front of your filter tray: Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden and Perpetua. They soften and subtly shift colors to achieve the look and feel you want for your each photo.”
Instagram will also offer new features like a perspective tool through which users will be able to adjust the vertical and horizontal planes of an image. Users will have the choice to rearrange the appearance of filters within the app. They can choose the filters they use the most and arrange them in any order they like. They can also hide the filters, which they do not use. Instagram’s new update includes support for slo-mo videos and real-time commenting. With slo-mo video capability users will be able to slow down their videos; and with real-time commenting users will not have to refresh their feed to see new comments.